| Category : Annual - Overweight or Overdimensional (13)
Q: What is an Annual permit?
A: An Annual permit is a truck specific permit that allows that truck to move continuously throughout the state without having to contact this office for approval.
Q: When ordering an Annual permit and I don’t have a KYU # what do I do?
A: The Division of Motor Carriers will issue an E # in place of the KYU # for all carriers licensed less than 60,000 lbs for the purpose of ordering Annual permits. (No KYU tax filings will be required for carriers that hold an E #.)
Q: How do I apply for an annual permit?
A: An Annual permit can be applied for by:
Fax: 502-564-0992 Include a credit card number and expiration date.
Walk-in: 200 Mero St. 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40622
Mail: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Division of Motor Carriers
P.O Box 2007
Frankfort, KY 40602
Q: What type of Annual permit does Kentucky offer and how much do they cost?
Q: Can an Annual permit be faxed?
A: No, the Annual permit unlike the Single Trip permit KY Regulations state “The Original of the annual permit shall be carried in the O/W or O/D vehicle, or equipment at all times. An unauthorized copy of the annual shall not be valid.”
Q: When does a carrier with an Annual permit have to verify routes?
A: Routes need to be verified before any movement. Per KAR 601 1:018
the permit holder shall survey the rout prior to movement.
For a map of Kentucky’s designated routes go here
Q: How long does it take to get an Annual?
A: Once an application has been received it will take 7 to 14 business days to process.
Q: How do I renew an Annual permit?
A: To renew an Annual permit:
2) Make a copy of previous permit, making any necessary changes on copy.
*Note Kentucky request that Annual renewals be applied for 30 days prior to the expiration date in order to effectively return the annual in ample time.
Q: Can I get over height on an Annual?
A: No. Due to the multiple height restrictions in Kentucky it is imperative that each over height movement must be approved by State trained permitting staff.
Q: If I have an Annual permit and I am unsure of routing restrictions how can I check my routes?
A: Any time there is a question of restriction on a specific route you can call the OW/OD permit office at 502-564-7150 or contact the District Engineers office for assistance at: Highway Districts
Example: Restrictions due to construction, weight restrictions, lateral & vertical clearances.
Q: If I violate any part of my Annual permit what will happen?
A: The permit will be confiscated by enforcement and be sent back to the Permit Section, at that time it will become Null/Void and the carrier will be required to obtain trip permits while being placed on suspension.
Q: If I change my credentials such as my USDOT#, KYU#, E#, Company name, what happens to my Annual permit?
A: Making changes such as these will make the Annual permit Null/Void, but this information can be corrected by amending the permit.
Q: Can an Annual permit be amended?
A: Yes, an Annual permit can be amended, one time only and there is a $10 charge.
To Amend an Annual permit you must mail in the Original permit with a $10 fee and in writing any changes that need to be made.
| Category : Single Trip - Overweight or Overdimensional (15)
Q: What is a single trip permit?
A: A single trip permit is a one time trip permit showing the origin and destination requested. It is vehicle, route, and load specific.
Q: How much is a single trip permit?
A: $60 state fee (a 4% ($2.40) credit card service fee is applicable). To avoid service fees customers have the option to establish an ACH debit account. Obtain the AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR PREAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS form at: Online Services
- Letter C Section 1
Q: How long is a single trip permit valid for?
Q: How do I apply for a single trip permit?
A: A single trip permit can be applied for by
Fax – 502-564-0992 (Permits are processed in the order that they are received)
Phone – 502-564-7150
*Note: Must have a complete application before phoning or faxing.
Q: When am I required to have IFTA, KIT, and/or KYU?
Q: When is an escort required on a 2 lane road?
A: On a 2 lane road escorts are required as follows:
- Over 75’ long a front is required
- Over 10’6” wide a front is required
- Over 85’ long a front and rear is required
- Over 12’ wide a front and rear is required
Q: When is an escort required on a 4 lane road?
A: On a 4 lane road escorts are required as follows:
- Over 110’ long a rear is required
- Over 12’ wide a rear is required
- Over 14’ wide a front and rear is required
- Over 16’ wide 2 front and 2 rear required
- Over 120’ long a front and 2 rear plus a pivot/steerable dolly is required
- A rear escort is required anytime overhang is in excess of 10’
Q: What are the legal dimensions in Kentucky?
A: Width 8’ on non-designated highways.
8’6” on Interstates, Parkways and designated highways.
Length 65’ overall (truck, trailer & load) on non-designated highways.
Max 53’ trailer or load with no more than a 5’ overhang on Interstate, parkways and designated highways.
Weight 80,000 lbs AAA
62,000 lbs AA
44,000 lbs A
***Not to exceed licensed weight or road weight limitations***
Q: What is the maximum overhang allowed?
A: 1/3 of the trailer length rounded down to the nearest foot.
The overhang can not exceed 35’ total.
A rear escort is required anytime overhang is in excess of 10’
Q: What are the holiday restrictions for Kentucky?
A: Kentucky does not have any restrictions for Holiday’s unless otherwise noted on the permit.
Q: What are the travel time restrictions for Kentucky?
A: All Overweight/Overdimensional moves, except mobile homes, can travel 24 hours a day 7 days a week unless otherwise noted on the permit. Mobile homes movements are restricted to Monday thru Saturday daylight hours only and no travel permitted Sunday.
Q: What counties have time travel restrictions?
A: No travel permitted for any Overweight /Overdimensional loads in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, and Jefferson or at Owensboro KY 2155 bridge (between KY & IN) from 7 – 9 am or 4 -6 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Q: Can a single trip permit be amended?
A: No. The only exception is if the Permit Section makes an error in issuing the permit, that error can be corrected upon request.
Q: If I violate my Single Trip permit what will happen?
A: The permit will be confiscated by enforcement and be sent back to the Permit Section, at that time it will become Null/Void. The carrier will then have to reorder a new Single Trip permit & may be subject to penalties from Enforcement.
Q: Can a Single Trip permit be faxed?
A: Yes. Unlike the Annual permit the Single Trip permit does not have to be the original.